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Discipline (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #30)   Leave a comment

Discipline is my greatest challenge,
And my greatest goal
For it can build an iron clad soul.

Discipline is the way to be strong
Moving down the road
Discipline will help lighten the load

Discipline is the way to be free
In all that you do
But to be free, it all starts with you

– Shaman Romney 2019

Melting Pot (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #29)   Leave a comment

America is now a salad bar
Not a melting pot
You pick the pieces you want
And get rid of all the rest

Don’t like the lamb?
Throw it out
Don’t like cilantro?
Throw it out
Don’t like the chickpeas?
Throw it out.
But that’s not what I want America to be about.

You can’t get Tex Mex or pizza from the salad bar
You have to combine ingredients at the start
And you don’t get anything worth eating
If you keep all the good stuff apart

So throw away the sneeze guard
And throw it all in the pot
You won’t know what you’ll get out
But some of it will be good, right?

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/29/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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American Monarchy (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #28)   Leave a comment

The president shouldn’t be our king,
He’s a civil servant
But we’re obsessed with making them into
Something they can’t be.
Not just better than you and me
But perfect, a godling.
They have to be the man or woman of our dreams
Beams of light coming down
Angelic choruses sing
Trumpets thundering
Leaving us all wondering
Blinding us with amazement
A panacea embodiment
But whether a cad or a grand crusader
A grand persuader, or a humble worker
They can reach for greatness, but never perfection
And we shouldn’t expect them to.

– Shaman Romney 2019

Big Words (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #27)   Leave a comment

I can be a little grandiloquent
Mostly ’cause I tend to use words like grandiloquent
When it would have been more elegant
To say someone is being narcissistic, egotistic,
or a jerk
It unrealistic of me to think a big vocabulary
Would work in conversation
It only seems to cause frustration
My lack of tact makes me implacable
Restraining my verbosity seems intractable
So my adjectives will be exculpative
My verbs vindictive
And my nouns indicative
Of a man who reads the dictionary too much.

– Shaman Romney 2019

Narcissism (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #26)   Leave a comment

Narcissism is a hell
You don’t even know you’re in
You don’t notice all you lose
You only see when you win

You aren’t able to grow
Life unable to flower
The only things you can know
Are perfect in your tower

You are cursed to see it fall
Screaming your rage at the sky
Not seeing the world at all
Just yourself, until you die.

– Shaman Romney 2019

Get After It! (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #25)   Leave a comment

Are there issues in life that you need to push through?
Is there something you want to do?
Get after it!

Are you tired of fighting to get through the day?
Of obstacles put in your way?
Get after it!

Do you keep looking for the right moment to start?
You carry a dream in your heart?
Get after it!

Sick and tired of looking for your reason why?
Is there something you want to try?
Get after it!

You don’t want to spend your whole life wondering how;
The answer is start moving now!
Get after it!

– Shaman Romney 2019

Uncertain (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #24)   Leave a comment

We are born as uncertainties
With futures we can’t know
They’re full of possibilities
Of many ways to go

As the years keep moving forward
Our path may not be clear
If we don’t choose one to move toward
The best will disappear

So make your choice, and make it well
For when you must ascend
Good or bad, there’s no way to tell
Until you reach the end

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/24/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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Technology (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #23)   Leave a comment

As info downloads via ear
And language is spread by finger
As lifetimes are learned in a year
As loved ones long lost can linger

We all must not forget our past
Or who we truly are at heart
If we are all going to last
We have to remember our start

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/23/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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Matthew 5:5 (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #22)   Leave a comment

The meek shall not inherit the earth
If it means they are weak
It takes a great amount of strength
To turn the other cheek

Someone needs a lot of power
To choose to stay their hand
To keep their emotions in check
Their pride under command

Acts of kindness do not matter
If you couldn’t be bad
It’s when you choose to be better
That virtue will be had

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/22/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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Seek (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #21)   1 comment

I seek pleasure in the material
But the effort is a waste
I seek succour in the ethereal
But can’t aquire the taste

I seek refuge in the familiar
But it’s all turned to stone
I seek shelter among others
But my thoughts are alone

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/21/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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